At NCST, we value the skilled trades and pride ourselves on helping students get started on their future. With this in mind, throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area, there are a number of notable businesses that are making an impact in the community that we feel are worth highlighting.
Whether it is supporting a regional charity, creating local jobs, going green, or just doing something cool and innovative, here are 20 Pittsburgh-area businesses doing their part and who we thought deserved some recognition!
- ANGLR Labs – Founded in Pittsburgh and manufactured in the U.S., this is a new app and software that lets you track information when you go fishing to help you catch more fish the next time around!
- BigBurgh – This is a philanthropic and innovative mobile-optimized website for Pittsburgh citizens who are going through a rough time and on the verge of being homeless. It can connect users with free services in the area based on their specific needs.
- Room Leopard – This site is a great way to find cool and unique spaces for your events. It can also connect you with newer smaller businesses as well to help them get on their feet in the community!
- Bulter Gas – From specialty gases to welding, this company offers a variety of services. Founded in 1945 in Reading, Pennsylvania, they have now gone on to win a Family Business Award in 2017.
- Brew Gentlemen – Brew Gentlemen was founded by two young beer enthusiasts and opened its doors in May 2014 after converting an old electrical supply store into a brewery and taproom. Check out their website for some great selections.
- Saia LTL Freight – If you are looking for a new career in trucking, this freight company is going to be opening 4 new terminals in the area: Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Newark!>
- Fairchance Construction – This business has been a part of the construction industry for over 95 years! Their dedication to their work, and the value they bring to Pittsburgh, recently gained them a Family Business Award in 2017.
- K Bennet Development Group – This popular home renovation and custom building group was recently featured on HGTV’S news show, “Steel City.” You can read more about their experience on their website.
- BoXZY – This neat company manufactures easy-to-use CNC machines and 3D printers for a variety of industries. Go to their website to learn more about their products and innovations.
- Interphase Materials – Interphase Materials is revamping the HVAC industry by improving cooling system efficiency and improving heat transfer. They do commercial HVAC work alongside the defense industry.
- TechShop – With several locations around the U.S., including one in Pittsburgh, this cool company strives to be beyond innovative. They even hold classes so just about anyone can get a peek into what they do!
- Precision Feed Screws – This New Castle manufacturing business just celebrated 30 years in the plastics industry! And they also received a Family Business Award in 2017.
- Go Green Construction, Inc. – Go Green is devoted to creating healthier work environments and has been dedicated to building sustainably in Pittsburgh and beyond since 2009!
- Mistick Construction – Over the past 30 years, Mistick has been recognized by both professional organizations and the community, not only for their quality and reliable work, but also their work within the industry. They additionally were featured for their efforts in providing local jobs on Pittburgh Courier.
- Entergy Electric – This is another construction company that was featured in the Pittsburgh Courier for their efforts in providing local jobs.
- Scalo Solar Solutions – As a solar developer in Pittsburgh, this company is paving the way to a greener world by installing solar panels across the city.
- Desmone Architects – This firm has grown from a family-owned business dating back to 1958 to become one of Pittsburgh’s premier firms! They have even been named as one of the coolest offices in Pittsburgh by BizJournal.
- EverPower – A growing developer and operator of wind energy technologies in Pittsburgh, they are helping make renewable energy an asset to the area. They also are highly involved in the community!
- DeepLocal – DeepLocal is self-described as an “innovation studio.” They state, “It’s kind of like an advertising agency, but with aerospace engineers, a CNC router, table saws, and a lot of background noise on our conference calls.”
- Hunter Truck Sales & Service – This business has been a leader in Heavy Commercial Trucks since 1938, and is known for its top-quality customer service. The Pittsburgh native also won a Family Business Award in 2017.
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What is New Castle School of Trades?
Since being founded in 1945, New Castle School of Trades has become a trusted trade school in Pennsylvania and Ohio. And throughout the last 70+ years of teaching and training, we’ve been proud to educate competent and innovative craftsmen and women who are looking to become today’s highly skilled technicians.
At NCST, you’ll take classes with other aspiring tradesmen and women just like yourself. You won’t be seated with an aspiring musician on your left and hopeful accountant on the right. You will be learning alongside people studying the very same things you are, or those pursuing similar opportunities in the skilled trades.
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